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i will tell you what to do with the few days and it's not more shopping. details coming up. >> it's wednesday, december 21st. good morning. i am charley crowson. hope your day is off to a great start. hanukkah is underway and we have four days left leading up to christmas. so how's the weather going to be? let's focus on today first and say good morning to justin berk. >> good morning. hanukkah starts wet and could end white. and that may include snow on christmas. we have got stuff to talk about this morning. good morning to you bel air. 44. 49 eastern shore and chestertown centerville denton up to 51p that's a sign of the surge of warm air that should pull in today. and with the plenty rain. 46 in sparrows point and sykesville back to 43. not much action until you head to sykesville. light rain moving in. this stretch of 70 past ellicott city and towards lisbon and sykesville heading up towards finksburg and westminster. you will get in on that action. we are watching the stuff pass through mount airy and
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frederick. boonsboro and back towards hagerstown and cumberland and southern p.a. it's all rain. but it will get a little heavier and more widespread. so we start off mainly dry and you may find spits and a pocket of drizzle. 45 pushing 55 at lunchtime. upper 50s to near 60 and warmer temperatures during the afternoon and evening. steadier rain perhaps rumbles of thunder and should come to evened overnight. but there's more where that came from and there could be a storm of the winter variety this weekend. we will talk about that in a pin. it's 6:01 let's that you can about that with angela. >> reporter: on roadways an easy time so far for the early commuters. with the exception of a few minor fender benders. crash cleanup in the white marsh area on bel air road and chapel road. and we starting to see heavy volume. it's usual spots for i-95 it's a bit heavy and 295 and u.s. 29 heading towards the capital beltway region. here's a live look at the beltway in catonsville the
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sluggish on the west side southbound from pikesville past security boulevard. and outer loop west 8 minutes to make the drive from 795 to i- 70. now back to you. >> today you can help save a young girl's life. you have to do is give time and see if you're aa bone marrow match. linda so is here to explane how to help a young 15-year-old linda. >> reporter: her name is za v a pirozzi she is battling lymphoma and today you can find out if you are a match. there's a bone marrow drive from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at st. joseph fullerton parish center. it takes time to fill out paperwork and get a cheek swab if you a match. even if you are not, you might be able to help someone else who is look for a donor. two month ago xavia was a picture of health. five years ago she underwent a
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heart transplant but later developed side effects from the medication that followed surgery. limb phona returned through her body. now she is undergoing chemo at the university of maryland children's hospital if the cancer goes into remission thenext step is a bone marrow transplant. the family has a month to find a match. >> the fact she won't be home for christmas most likely is also very much in her mind and she's in a sad place. >> reporter: you can find the information you need on the website at abc2news.com here in the main slide show. it's the first story if you click on that you can read more about it. and towards the bottom here, we have the exact location of that bone marrow drive that's going on today. again, it's from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at st. joseph fullerton patient ir-- parish center in baltimore. live in the interactive news center linda so. today more hugs and tears shed as 70 airmen land at bwi. 230 landed yesterday.
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all serving in iraq and they flew out of kuwait. volunteers with maryland's operation welcome home greeted the returning airmen yesterday. bwi marshall receive the bulk of returning veterans and the group is welcomed back 50,000 this year alone. police say they have several leads and hope will lead to the arrest in the towson town center. rodney was shot and killed in the parking lot outside nordstrom. authorities say it was not a random attack and baltimore county malls continue to be a safe place for you to shop. >> shoppers are safe in baltimore county. we want our people, our citizens to come out and feel safe with the family and children. and again, we are optimistic that we will clear this case. >> the police say security isalways stepped up especially during the holidays. and this year is no exception. a trial will start april 30th for a frostburg university student charged with meredder.
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23-year-old shani ligins is accused of stab someone outside she told police someone eld killed her cement could face life in prison. mccoy was from baltimore. abc2 news wants to give you your news quicker and easier and faster. we launched the ipad app that's 24 hour news covering in married and around the world -- coverage in maryland and around world. we have apps for you as well for iphone and other smart devices. new for you this morning, hanukkah is underway and this is new video of a hanukkah celebration at the temple in northwest baltimore. karen sent in this video. last night children and her family gathered for the festivities and sang songs and shared food before the lighting of the menorah. in down ton baltimore jewish leaders lit menorah. the festival of lights commemorates the rededication of the temple in jerusalem. old testament tradition holds it burned for eight days
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despite having only enough oil to sustain for one. the menorah is set up in the mckeeled kendel square. you may also see the block of lights from the air. our elf lynette charles is standing by and looking at the history of the lights and the people who are organize it and this is something they have been doing for several decades. good morning lynette. >> reporter: good morning. and they sure have. this is going on for years and years. and you know, what it feels like you are in a different world. and that world is filled withharmony peace and good will. i love christmas time and it's easy to fall in love with the display of light. even if you are the grinch he could fall in love with it because you can see the grinch across the street over there. and he's little on happy side. so you have the grinch and i will at this . on tour of the beautiful decorations. right now, we have santa. santa is the one to bring the
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gifts across the area and he not only delivers the presents but also sings and dance. listen. ♪ good tidings for christmas and a happy new year. >> all right so with santa you actually have reindeer as well because he takes santa places so check out the deer. they are going across the pond to grandma's house and they will get there they are going to make it and with that we are going to be seeing a little bit of some presents delivered. we are looking at the letters to santa as well and once we have had the letters to santa, you can actually get your presents and this is what i used to do. i used to do my letters to santa and i did my letter to sanitia this year as well -- santa this year as well. you are never too old. this year was peace on earth. as we head up, you can see to the ravens you have to have the ravens in something. they are going to be playing
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the browns this weekend. actually on christmas eve. it's beautiful display of lights and if you want to come out you should come out. aid stress reliever and this place makes me happy. you always say i am always so happy, let me rephrase it. this place makes me happier. and if you want to be happy i advice for people to come out and take a look at what's going on out here because it's beautiful. and also you don't have to worry about parking you can park your car down the street and they have a shouldel -- shuttle across the area. good news all around. >> down in hampden 34th street at the lights. check this out. these are pictures from the lights on the bay. the event sponsored by ann aribbedel medical center. it's a scenic drive along the bay and goes through sunday january 1st. the lights are open from 5 to 10 on nights and it will cost around $14. and in howard county columbia has a light show at merry weather post pavilion
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benefiting howard county general hospital. own from 6 to 10 until january 1st but will be closed on december 31st. cost is $20 for a car, and $45 for a van. well gone are the days ofvideo games where you give your thumbs to work out. these days, it's full body experience. but do the games offer any real health value in the way of exercise? we will take look. and extreme weather across the country's mid section. disrupting holiday travel and changing plans. we will examine how bad things are justin. good morning. we are expecting rain today. just the beginning to move in on the west side a warm and wet end to the day but there could be a white christmas. we have got explaining to do and we will spend sometime talking about that weekend outlook in a moment. angela. >> reporter: traffic moving without problems around 659a few sluggish delays here and there for you. we will update your morning drive times on key routes next.
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time to head to new york for the latest on business news you are watching "good morning maryland. >> reporter: good morning. topping america's money. new banking rules proposed. fed want the largest u.s. banks to hold onto extra cash and limit times to other big banks. the proposed regulations are intend as insurance as future financial meltdowns. fewer people will fly during holidays but that doesn't mean planes are less crowded even with the 1% decline from half the year. about 2 million people will be flying each day from now through the first week of january. starting next month some of the stories you see near facebook news feed will be ads. they call them sponsoreded stories. facebook promisess you won't get more than one a day. for a service project oregon teen julian lightner hopes to collect. the one that win also go all 2 mill crone doars. and that's -- million
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dollars. that's america's pony. i am rob nelson. -- money. i am rob melson.
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why gl and welcome back a live look this morning down at hampden on 34th street. the festival of lights the one block all lit up for the holidays. go down check that out. and we will have live reports trout throughout the course of the morning. news time 6:13 and winter storm that blasted across the western u.s. now moving east. just in time for the holiday travel rush. abc's paul has the latest from new york. >> reporter: winter doesn't officially begin until tomorrow. but this morning, across the great plains and southwest, people are digging out. after a blizzard blanketed the region with up to two feet of snow. parts of kansas got half their annual snowfall in just one storm. fierce winds and icy roads made
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driving dangerous. whiteout conditions shutting down interstates leaving people stranded for hours. >> it went from rain to sleet to snow and by the time we hit kansas, it was really crazy i slid up off the immediatean and was there for hours. took me three hours to get 30miles. >> reporter: even the contacti were covered where more than two feet piled up in new mexico. all the state he's major highways were closed after an accident left four people dead. in texas and colorado, the national guard was called in to make rescues as 911 was swamped with calls. but one call brought happy news. a police officer in new mexico reports a baby born on the road. >> there's a motorists stuck in my location and female passenger delivered a baby. >> reporter: the system is moving east dumping heavy rain from texas to new england. and up to a foot more snow in the rockies. later in the week, another storm could mean a white christmas for parts of the
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northeast. the storm could spell trouble today at the nation's major airports in atlanta and new york, rain could cause flight delays and denver and minneapolis, it is snow that could be the problem. abc news, new york. >> i've had the benefit of beingin two blizzards joplin missouri in 2000 and des moines iowa in 2008. if you don't know, you pointed it out, there are no trees and the wind will cut you in half and nothing breaks the snow once the wind kick up. >> you have the blizzard. >> did i? >> yeah. >> the rest of it was. >> 27 inches in joplin 2000 and 18 in des moines in 2008. >> we have had our own hair. we have been spoiled in recent decembers. we have passed the two-year anniversary of the business december snowstorm and some people are look for it. we will try to find some for you. we are looking at temperatures this morning 46 degrees. 52 on del mar have a from
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easton and ocean city. southern maryland pax weather at 55. warm air from the south and it's going reach us. so we start mid-40s this morning. most of us try. there are showers out there, but i wanted to highlight the majority of the area where i think it moves in later this morning so by lunchtime if you have plans outside, you might need the rain gear carry it with you. but better chance of rain this afternoon and thunderstorms could mix in towards evening and notice temperatures reached the peak at 60. here's general setup. we have a very active flow here. and it's been this conveyor belt of moisture similar to the last storm pattern two weeks ago where the storm track passes north and west. and we stay on the warmer side with the moisture with the warm air and we will get that funneling out of the gulf of mexico reaching not carolina and charlotte and that heads in the direction with a band of rain stretching through virginia. no doubt it's going to get wet. but middle waves low pressure propagate along the front as the front slides to the east. we will get the passage of the
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cold front but the main general pattern still to our west, still energy northern mexico and a lot of cold air back here across the northern plains. and just waiting to dive out of central canada. the pattern is set up to give us something. computer models seem to have lost the identity of the storm developing over the holiday weekend. but it's just starting to come back. we will get to that in a moment. this initial storm brings us heavier rain this afternoon and thunder mixed in and heading in through thursday and friday, another round of rain. two days near 60. the bottom is going to fall out. we will reach 54 on friday when the rain comes to evened in the morning. saturday right now an about face but looks good for the ravens game 45. and we develop the southern storm with the cold air in place and it does appear at least a higher chance tee wee get some snow as we head in through christmas day and snow showers and colder temperatures into early next week. so there is hope out there. 6:17 let's remind you that you can get the abc 2 weather app go online or go through your
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ipad or your iphone or the interactive radar and, of course, you can get our streaming video as well. here angela with traffic>> reporter: on the roadways right now, not a lot to complicate the morning drive. pretty good driving conditions for the most part. some usual delays. let's check your drive on i-95. we are seeing sluggish traffic making the way through the columbia region southbound. also northbound on 95 as you head into baltimore, a bit heavy around 695 and look at 95 and 395, all your interchanges are clear of incidents and flowing freely but minor delays and your drive times. sluggish to the top side of the beltway on southbound 59 about 7 minutes now from white marsh boulevard. charley, over to you. health news it's estimated by the year 2050, 1/3 of americans will have diabetes. according to the national institutes of health it affects more than 25 million people vairying a ages and many -- varying ages and many americans
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know little about it. first off only heavy people have diabetes is not true. >> people that are thin or just a little bit overweight can have diabetes. >> and another myth is a bad diee is the major cause of the disease. that's he not necessarily true. lack of exercise and family history can also play a part. a new study finds a surprising number of police officers are not getting a good night's sleep. researchers screened 5,000 police officers for the study and found that nearly 40% had some form of a sleep disorder. the most common is obstructive sleep apnea affecting 1 out of 3 officers and that study's author says threap sleep disorders put them at a greater ris to beingmake his takes when on job. >> they show symptoms consistent with one sleep disorder were at high risk for depression, anxiety disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and a number of other adverse conditions. >> the author of the study says
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thought those who do shift work are more likely to have problemssleeping. playing video games can be fun exer ice maybe. it will give you a good work out is the question? researchers at michigan state university looked at the results of 16 studies. okay. they have a grant to play games like the wii and kin he can and it gets people moving but does it provide a cardiovascular benefit of traditional exercises? according to the research, not really. there's a cure for hiv that is taking a turn. where human trials could be underway. we will tell you how it could affect the future of the fight against that disease. and a lost bird turns of north of the boarder in canada. how the possum got off course and where he ended up a live picture across the midwest to chicago. and that's outside wrigley field. you are watching good morning maryland. we are back in a bit.
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3. welcome -- 6:23. that's a live look at abby road in london september 26th, 1969 it was the 11th studio album by the bettles a couple hits you may know. come together, here comes sun, and 1969. and abby road from the beatles. wold news it's not something you want -- world news. it's not something you want to hear. but there could be a shortage of apple ipads on store shelves due to the exmotion of the factory in -- explosion of the factory in shanghai that makes the tablets. authorities think it may have been caused by aluminium dumbs. reer isers? in canada will begin trials for the vaccine to prevent hiv. the fda gave the go-ahead to begin testing next month at the university of western ontario. researchers say the vaccine was shown to stimulate the strong immune response in early tests. >> they first time i feel very
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happy and confident -- comfortable to initiate this newman clinical trials. >> if all works out it would be five years before the drug would go to market. well a confused sea bird is stranded in montreal. a veterinariy technician found a puffin on the downtown street. aid guest of honor at wild bird rescue. it's guest of honor at a wild bird rescue. >> people are excited and volume up tiers are exciteded -- volunteers have are excited ande-mailing to see if they can visit it and we have times to make sure the bird is not stress. >> it's too young to have developed the orange beak but the big question is how it wound up in the montreal. rescuers thinks it hitched a ride on a ship. i can only imagine all the work it took one woman to display. there's so many drecks in her house she had to put furniture
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in storage. all of this for the holiday season. we will show you more when "good morning maryland" continues on this wednesday, december 21st. @póo
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are's watching the station that works for you "good morning maryland." there's still no end to the payroll tax time of the how the
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-- time of the how it will affect your -- will santa be banned because of a religious symbol. good morning i am charley crowson. thanks for starting are day off with us. a -- cas we toss over to meteorologist justin berk good morning to robert who said hi to us on facebook justin. grew up over near 34th street and remember the holiday lights too well. >> it's -- look hopefully we have something to put a smile on your faces as we have really good confidence not only will it be getting colder over the holiday weekend but we could be throwing snow into the mix. rain that's guaranteed possible thunderstorms a good chance toward the afternoon and evening a colder holiday weekend and good timing right in winter officially begins with the souls tis at 12:30
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a.m. souls tis at -- sols tis dosh sols tis -- solstice at 12:30 a.m. we will continue to track this with some heavy rain coming out of gulf of mexico pushing across the panhandle. and back into southwestern georgia. that continues to ride up in our direction. and while we have spotty showers right now, mainly sprinkles passing up 140 towards westminster. and once you enter prk a. there's rain but we expect to have more rain to spill in. 45 in baltimore. 52 in easton to ocean city. and we will push our way into the upper 50s this afternoon perhaps close to 60 or higher depending on the strong winds out of south and we could get rumbles of thunder this evening with those bands of rain. 6:30 let's see what's happening on the roads with a look at traffic. >> reporter: all right. let's look at i-95. got a problem traveling on 95 southbound at keith avenue. a disabled vehicle that going
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to cause delays mostly onlooker delays. 59 traveling from the columbia region, -- 95 traveling from the columbia region, northbound with off and on slow spots and north of baltimore on i-95, a hive look at maryland 43. of course we are seeing sluggish traffic in the southbound direction through the region and drive times experiencing some typical crowding on the north side getting through the timonium area and slow to the top side of 695 about six front shawan down to the top side of the beltway. charley. back to you. >> a live look at capital where things are quiet right now. lawmakers gone home for the holidays but they left one big question still looming. what about the payroll tax cut. linda so is here to explain where things stand and again a lot of confusion we were here in september and the back and forth between the senate and the congress.>> reporter: yeah. and it's happening and still no
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vote. that's the big question. things are at a standstill. again, no compromise and no word if a vote will happen before the end of the year. come january 1st, if lawmakers can't work out a deal, you will see less money in your paycheck. if you may $50,000 a year, you will lose a thousand dollars from your paycheck. if you make 35,000 a year, you will see a 700 dollar tax increase. house republicans are at a stand off with leaders in the democratic controlled senate. they refuse to vote on the senate's version to extend the payroll tax cut for two months. house law makeers were sent home for the holiday break while the stalemate continues. >> enough is enough. the arrogance of this place is outstanding and unbelievable. you have to look at what we are talking about from the eyes of our constituents and the people back home two months of centery for people when it -- centery
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when it -- certainty when it comes to people and their payroll and paychecks. >> reporter: if there's no compromise the average family will lose a thousand dollars a year starting january 1st. in democracy 2012, the gop presidential hopefuls are zeroing in on two states for the 2012 votes to be cast. iowa and new hampshire. front-runner newt. >> the has not had the easiest time on the campaign trail. poll numbers have within dropping and yesterday he was insalted by a voter. list -- insulted by a voter. listen. [ indiscernible ] >> keep mind gingrich was at a book signing where someone dumped glitter on him so he is not immuned to attacks like this. the iowa caucus is in 13 days january 3rd and new hampshire primary january 10th. wisconsin mom is locked up and make news around the nation accused of choking her daughter
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over a football game. police say it happened at the grand shoot hotel. her 11-year-old daughter told police her mom was upset because of the packers losing the first game of the 2011 season. this happened on sunday. >> i think the alcohol consumption was probably the major contributing factor here. it just happened to be uniquely tied to the fact that the packers had lost and that had seemed to increase her anger.>> the mom has been charged with felony child abuse and misdemeanor counts of bail jumping and disorderly conduct. the 49 years it has been a tradition, jolly st. nick visiting kids and a elementary school in massachusetts. but it almost didn't happen after the superintendent called santa a religious figure. >> a little much. life is way too short to worry about stuff like that. >> it's. >> the religious freedom. he's secular figure and embodyment of what's all good
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for the christmas and kids and residents. >> he changed course but other school officials are not happy and weren't consulted first. santa made the first advice and you can bet he will -- first visit and you can bet he will be the topic of conversation. it may not have been rue dueful or prancer or blitzin but a reindeer in ohio made a dash for it and ended up in the middle of a road. calls came into 911. stunned drivers had quite a response. >> she was walking and wasn't running. she didn't appear to be bat badly injured or limping -- badly injured or limping just walking down the road. >> a police officer arrived on the scene and with the help of an off-duty firefighter they grabbed the harness and lead it to safety. it had fallen off a truck that had been -- since been reunited with the owner. you are seeing the holiday displays but none like. this for 17 years, barbara
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smith opened her columbus georgia home to strangers. all to spread christmas cheer. she started with decorations in one room and tells it it escalated. it has taken over the entire house. >> i have people that come in and they can't believe it. i have people come in and actually breakdown and start crying. >> with the lights and gadgets you have to imagine her power bill is through the roof. >> it is. my husband never say anything about it. i am just like the army. don't ask, don't tell. >> a well trained husband. the collection grows every year and some people bring gifts in and they add to the rooms. america's biggest sporting event will take a change going high tech in indianapolis. how you will be be able to watch the superbowl like never before. and quick thinking and little help from twitter helps a woman retrieve a ring that was lost
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on a train as we go to break now, a picture of the warm thoughts for you on a cool december morning. that's. [audio not understandable] you are watching good morning maryland. back in a bit.
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♪ i must have the wrong house. sister? we missed you. they waited up all night for you, you know. it's a long way from west africa. ahh...coffee. [ inhales deeply ] he's here. i brought you something. [ chuckles ] really? ♪
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[ chuckles ] what are you doing? you're my present this year. ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup
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and welcome back to "good morning maryland" a school closure. sharp leddenhall in baltimore city is closed repairing the heating system. but the staff needs to report to francis scott key elementary middle school. we will update you on that later. now if you can't be in front of the tv for the superbowl, the game will be streamed online and mobile phones for the first time ever. nfl says the superbowl will be available on the league's and network website. through verizon nfl mobile app including additional camera angels in-game highlights and stats. it's february 5th in
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indianapolis. a boston woman is thanking train conductors and workers after finding her most precious gem. she took off the engagement ring to clean her hands while on train ride to work. she turned around it was -- she turned around it was gone she told friend who took to facebook and twitter look for help. the commuter rail folks noticed the messages and notified the train operators. >> i was walking back to the head end of the train and saw a ring on the floor of the train. and i picked it up it was fake >> no that was no fake and a dozen of passengers must have walked by and not noticed it and kept on working. tom has new friend and hopefully an invitation to the wedding. a call this morning for those who can help a 15-year- old girl. the test is simple and you can help save a life. linda. >> reporter: xavia pirodzi is in need are a bone
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-- pirozzi is in need of a bone marrow transplant. how much money it will take for the slot machines to go up. and if you have to ride the nta next year get ready to dig deeper if you are going to pay the fair. justin. 6:42. technically, the last few hours of autumn with the winter sols tis. we will talk about rum bevels thunder and snow coming up. >> reporter: monitoring your drive time a few extra minutes out there and no major incidents to report. we will have a complete check of your major road coming up next.
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. good morning i am charley crowson. time tore -- time for your abc2 news to go. let's start with justin berk. and things could be getting wet in days to come. >> very wet for a couple days. and then maybe a little white. so we are working on trying to get snowflakes christmas. good morning. as we take a look at the clock at 6:45. we look at the regional radar. we have a lot of cloudiness and
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a few showers trying to pass on. but basically it's not a major deal for the time being. we are looking at temperatures mild at 45. 52 ocean city and upper 50s to near 60 in through southern virginia. we will get there. and we will push showers into the region throughout the morning. and the real widespread rain expected through the afternoon and into the evening could be heavy at times and perhaps a rumble of thunder where the high temperature may very well be after dark. as we aim for around 60. we will talk about the outlook for the weekend which shows a sign of winter returning just in time for the christmas. how about that traffic right now. >> right now on the roadways justin, no accidents to report on the major road but be alert for delays approaching 659 eastbound on i-70. also on southbound 795 southbound 8 3 heavy approaching 695. on the brakes on southbound 29. 29 and 108 very slow making the dry through columbia on 29 and from slowing on the ramp as
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u.s. 50 and i-97 but no major backups for you as you make the drive through anne arundel county. now back to you. a 15 yearly girl ---year-old girl is in the fight of her night. she has lymphoma and is in need of a transplant. linda so has with how you can help and it doesn't take that much effort. one simple test. >> reporter: that's right. xavia has one month to find a bone marrow donor and being see if you are match. there will be a bone marrow drive from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at st. joseph forest and parish center on bellan sir road. you fill out paperwork and cheek swab to see if you are a match. you might be able to shep onens else looking for a -- able to help someone else look for a donor. the 15-year-old went to her homecoming dance and about five years ago she underwent a heart transplant but developed side effects from the medication
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that followed surgery. lymphoma returned through her body. she is undergoing chemo at university of maryland children's hospital and if the cancer goes into remission the next step a bone marrow transplant and that's where you can help today. if you go to abc2news.com, you will fine the information you need. it's the first story in the slide show. >> steve:y -- if you click on that and control down you will find exact address from 3:30 to 8 at st. joseph fullerton parish center. linda so, abc2 news. we learned in the past hour that a man who suffered second and third-degree burns from house fire in hampden died. it broke out yesterday afternoon on rectory street. paramedic tried to save the man. medics got him to a burn center where he passed away. investigators are look for the cause of the fire this morning. today airport officials at bwi will be be gearing up for 70 more airmen to arrive today from kuwait. they have beener is informing iraq and 230 airmen landed
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yesterday. volunteers with operation welcome home greeted the returning airmen a took place yesterday. bwi marshal received the bulk of the veterans and they welcomed more than 50,000 back in this year alone. new this morning, with transport station security administration says officers found through daggers hid neap a hollowed out book at reagan national airport monday. officials say they stopped the passenger when the officers sought daggers in the carry on bags. fines are enforced for deadly weapons found. no word if they were carried out with this passenger. smithsonian institute gets a $52 million increase in funding for 2012. most monies will be used to build a museum for the national mall devoted to black history. the president will sign the aprogss bill next week. we are standing by to see how much the maryland state board votes on whether to pay $168 to require the slot machines for the anne arundel county -- anne arundel county.
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lawmakers decide the state should buy more than 4,000 machines to get more control when they approve the deal in 2007. the state bought nearly 100 million in perryville and ocean downs. get ready to cough up more change when using public services like buses and lightrail. official raise the rates about 65 cents next year and 25 more cents in two years down the road. mta leaders say the hikes are necessary to meet the state revenue goals without cutting necessary services. baltimore city businesses are seeing more red months after they say broken promises from the baltimore grand prix. the story has been going on for months and anger and resentment has been building since the labor day weekend following the race. business owners say they lost thousands during the labor day weekend and last night the federal hill neighborhood association voted to keep the board president but they voted three board members out. >> ultimately the membership
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spoke and the wishes were respected and now the neighborhood association can move forward. the group that rant grand prix gave 10,000 back to the federal hill neighborhood association and money to community groups. police say they had several leads they hope will lead to an arrest at the towson town center. rodney was shot and killed in the parking lot outside nordstrom monday. authorities say it was not a random attack and baltimore county malls are going to continue to be safe for you to able to shop. >> shoppers are safe in baltimore county. we want our people and citizens to come out and feel safe with their family and their children and we are optimistic that we will clear this case. >> police say securities is stepped up during the holidays at mall and this year is no exception. by an hour ago we found out the riots caused by the firing of former penn state football
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coach joe paterno caused about 95,000 dollars in damage much of the damage is caused by -- tied to the tipping over of a newsvan. the five things to know on this wednesday morning. attorney general eric hoarld and dignitaries will attend a memorial marking the 23rd anniversary of the bombing of pan am flight 103 over locker bye scotland and will take place at the memorial in arlington national cemetery. and today the obama administration lay nouns new long he speced limits for the --will announce new long term limits for the cold fire industry. closing arguments could come early as today in the biggest national security leak in u.s. hist. lawyers for pfc manning are ready to present evidence in the hearing. there's a hearing at forward
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meade. more than 100 mid atlantic[audio not understandable] additionally some stores will remain open on christmas day and some opening as early as 7 a.m. and some opening around noon. all stores however will be closed on christmas day by 5 p.m. 30 years of success and counting. mayor stephanie-rawlings-blake will announce details of a new year's eve spectacular. the announcement is set at the baltimore visitor's center. justin. 6:53. we have the wakeup window and an idea of what's happening the next couple days. same storm pattern a couple weeks ago with the area of low pressure producing heavy snow in parts of the plains now producing rain into the great lakes and dragging more warm air ahead of it and we are funneling that in our direction. we expect we are going to get
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wet. that's streaming across the gulf of mexico and from there we have to condition this little push of our thick air behind it. there will be one more surge of a wave of low pressure that's going to ride out the pattern. front is closer antigen pattern and the jet stream and the next one is going to be rain as well. but behind that we could have one last surge turning up the coast this weekend and this could be similar to that event that brought some of us flakes a couple weeks ago but this one will have more cold air to deal with and it will arrive on christmas day. today, rain develops this afternoon and perhaps some heavy bands of rain could include rumble of thunder toward the evening as the high temperatures will probably be just around or after sunset. we get dry for a while on thursday. thursday night into friday morning. this is 3 a.m. we could have another band of heavy rain that should get out around or after daybreak leading to a relatively dry friday afternoon. colder air spills in behind it and we wait for the final surge of low pressure.
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some computer models lost it. i know you search places online but rain today and maybe a thunderstorm today. rain officially begins at -- winter begins at 12:30 a.m. tomorrow. near 60 and pushing rain tomorrow night into friday morning. then it sends 54. 45 should do it on saturday. i know yesterday i was talking about a possible sloppy ravens game. it looks like we push that pattern back a day and should be dry and that should be good for everyone for the game as ravens take hold of the playoff stance. 45 does it. 30es overnight and in time for christmas. we will watch that storm and the pattern supports it and there's so much scientific support for it that it's the computer models trying to catch up. snow and possible accumulation not talking a major events but we will watch this thing. and maybe lead cold air and snow showers behind early next week. we will watch this at abc2news.com with you let's -- but let's watch the traffic
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with and will. >> reporter: on the roadways, starting to see heavy traffic on 295 northbound making your way into baltimore. also, 95 northbound a bit heavy between 695 heading into the city. on 29, your northbound lanes look pretty good. southbound is where you see the heaviest delays on route 29. and as we look live at the west side of 695, here at liberty road, that's where you are going to see the heaviest traffic on the beltway. sluggish on the outer loop making the drive from 795 to past security boulevard. traffic is slow right now. >> baltimore city public school closed because of repairs to the heating system but staff you are being asked to report to francisscott key. time to head to new york for "good morning america" have a great day and we are back with weather traffic and news coming up in 25 minutes.
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good morning, america. and this morning, white christmas? a new storm moves into the west right now. up to a foot of snow expected today. and more extreme weather to come. will your holiday travel plans be in jeopardy? sam is tracking it all. santa bounce. an early present for our economy. and shoppers are opening up our wallets. are the good times finally back for the holidays? the fighting prince. harry gets ready to exchange, heading back to the front lines in afghanistan. why he says he can't wait to get back in the fight. trashed. teens causing mindless destruction in mob after mob. taking down entire stores, throwing products off shelves. why catching it on camera is backfiring for so many of them
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right now. i love the shot coming up. >> it is great. no question about it. a whole lot to get to this morning. another new twist in the presidential race just 12 days before the first votes in iowa. could this be the new front-runner in iowa? ron paul, he's been dismissed by the gop establishment. but many believe he could win in iowa and shake up the race. >> when you and diane were at the debates a couple weeks ago, he was so well received. >> huge cheers every time he spoke. >> you just said his name. new details on that missing 19-year-old college student in kansas. and that toddler, who vanished in maine. her father speaking out for the first time. nancy grace going to be weighing in. going to have a little fun,
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too. a look back at 2011. look at that. josh -- he's feeding sam doritos there. just one of the great moments we had. >> we have a megayear-ender that we cannot wait to share with you. we're going to begin with the winter storms. sam here to tell us what to expect as we hit the road for the holidays. >> good morning, everyone. there's a couple of trouble spots today. one of them, you take a look here. 2 days ago, 48 hours ago, this storm wasn't forecast. now, denver will get six to eight inches of snow in the entire front range of the rockies. this is left of yesterday's blizzard, as he pulls in the eastern seaboard. this will be a problem in the form of rain and slowing down travel. here's your road travel today. the snow in the mountains and the front ranges. all over the southeast, the eastern half of the nation, getting showers. there's two trouble spots you don't see. look at kansas. they're still cleaning up after the blizzard moved through the
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area. they had to do snow rescues last night, with the snow still on the ground there. and fog this morning in chicagoland. we have three-quarters mile visibility. if this tfog persists into the corning, we'll have slowdowns there. we have a coastal storm moving our way. this looks like it's all of a rainmaker thursday into friday. it will be very heavy rain. and we're looking at two inches of rain towards the atlanta area. wet roads on the eastern half of the nation. and a snowmaker in the west. we'll have all of the nation's weather in a minute. robin? george? >> sam, thanks. josh is here. a lot of news out of north korea this morning. >> it's breaking out of north korea. word that a power-sharing deal has been reached in the wake of dictator kim jong-il's death. it comes as tens of thousands of people continue to take to the streets of the north korean capital today, mourning the loss of the man they call their dear leader. who will take charge of this reclusive, nuclear nation? abc's david wright is just across the border in south korea, with the overnight
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developments. good morning to you, david. >> reporter: good morning, josh. he's not yet 30 years old. he's an unknown on the world stage. and yet, he has his finger on the nuclear button. what do we have to be worried about? it's not clear if kim jong-un is going to be anything more than a figure head. chinese sources today saying that the north korean military will share power with them. today, north korea's new dictator looked very much the man in charge. greeting foreign diplomats. and styled to look like a young version of his grandfather. kim jong-un is the third son of kim jong-il and clearly the favorite. september 2009 was his official coming-out party, reviewing the troops, heir apparent. for friends who knew him as a schoolboy in switzerland, it was a shock. >> i saw a picture and i can't believe it. >> it's a strange feeling in the stomach, to know a guy who could use a nuclear bomb.
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>> reporter: as marco imhoff told al-jazeera exclusively, his classmates knew him by a different name. a shy kid, his favorite song, was "brother louie," by modern talking. kim jong-un was also passionate about nba basketball, especially michael jordan. >> he could be aggressive but in a positive way and loud. a little bit of trash-talk. >> reporter: to some korea watchers, that international experience is a huge plus. >> he speaks some english. he speaks some german. and he knows far more about the outside world than either his father or his grandfather ever did. >> reporter: but plenty of others have their doubts. >> kim jong-un has a huge learning curve. he's only been prepared for this for about two years. >> reporter: his two older half-brothers were passed over
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to make -- interestingly, they haven't been seen for months. and the mystery of their whereabouts has a lot of people speculating what might have happened to them. josh? >> david wright, in seoul, south korea. thank you for that. chinese hackers have struck again. this time, breaking into computer servers at the u.s. chamber of commerce, a top lobbying group with 1 million members. a printer used by an executive actually started printing chinese characters. meanwhile, on capitol hill, neither side is budging in the fight whether to extend that payroll tax cut. if it's allowed to expire december 31st, working americans will lose an average of $40 from each paycheck. president obama is urging house republicans to compromise. they want the house cut extended for a year. but the senate only extended it for two months. and is refusing to return for more negotiations. investigators in new jersey, working to recover pieces of a small plane that crashed right
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there, on a busy highway, killing five people and two children onboard. it spiraled out of control, not long after controllers warned about icy conditions in the area. finally, santa claus may have come to town a bit early. he, though, was right on time for a driver near dallas. take a look. brad was in full costume when he pulled a man from that burning truck just before it exploded. and then, started to direct traffic around the crash. the former firefighter was actually in full regalia, on his way to deliver toys to some needy children and just happened to be in the right place at the right time. you can't make this stuff up, nor should i. it is, after all, the news. robin? >> is that going to be your new tag line or something? >> not made up. >> after all, it is the news. all right, you two. let's turn, now, to the stock market. can't make this up, either. a surge on tuesday, of 3%. what's driving the big bounce? let's bring in bloomberg
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television anchor, trish regan. congratulations at the new position. >> i'm excited. a terrific opportunity with a really fantastic group of people. we have a dynamic team on "street smart," a show 3:00 to 5:00, every day, the closing bell. i'm thrilled. >> good. and you are thrilled by what we saw yesterday. >> finally, some good news. >> you come by, we're like, trish is here. what's going on? >> usually, the kiss of death. today, it's good. >> the housing market, on the rise. >> on the rise. and think about this. this is the biggest investment of someone's life. they're now willing to go out and make in a investment. so, this is a very good sign. it shows you there's some confidence out there on behalf of the american consumer. and confidence means you get more good news down the road. and you start to see these little bits of good news. and hopefully, it means that it's some momentum that can continue. >> and retailers are really excited. the last few weeks, people have been coming out for the holiday sales. >> that's another big surprise here. people were very worried about
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this holiday shopping season. and yet, the consumer showing up. they're buying. the question is, will this continue as we move into the new year? will they still have the money to spend? a lot of this is going to hinge on jobs. >> that's true. we'll talk about that in a moment. something you also discuss a lot here, europe. and right now, encouraging news yesterday. but you're still a little cautious. >> yeah. that's the wild card. we're starting to see some glimmer of hope there. spain was actually able to take on some debt that it wanted to take on at a lower interest rate. usually creditors are saying, no, no, i don't want to go near spain. spain really scares me right now. and yesterday, we saw they had more of an appetite for it. that was a good sign for europe. however, it is a wild card. if europe goes into a severe recession, it's only a matter of time before it catches up with us because it's our biggest trading partner. >> a real ripple effect when
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that happens. j-o-b. we saw 43 states adding jobs in november. >> this is a good sign. this is what it hinges on, right? you have to have a job if you're going to be spending some money. so, if this can continue, and there's a school of thought out there, robin, i'll warn you. a lot of people think, maybe this is temporary. we're seeing improvement because of the seasonal hiring. if this can continue, we're going to get on the right track. >> all right. well, thank you for the straight talk, trish. >> you bet. >> congratulations again. >> thanks a lot. appreciate it. let's get to george. >> to politics, your voice, your vote. and with less than two weeks before the first votes in iowa, the race for the republican nomination is harder to read than ever. with newt gingrich fading under heavy fire, there's signs that ron paul could actually win in iowa. john berman has more on what's going on. what that could mean for the race. john, at this point, everyone's been on top in iowa. >> reporter: the question is, whose turn will it be next?
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and the real buzz this morning, as you mentioned, the possibility that ron paul could be the winner there. but new polling this morning shows how difficult his path after iowa might be. he might be 76. >> very nice. >> reporter: you could tell, he was feeling the mojo. albeit a ron paul type of mojo. >> i say get the government out of everybody's life. >> reporter: this libertarian, who wants to abolish medicare, who opposes almost all foreign intervention, but wants to legalize drugs, knows he has a shot in iowa. why? he told abc's jon karl, it's his supporters. >> they're very sincere and true believers. and they're going to be there. and they're not going to be sent away because the wind is blowing. >> reporter: a small army of young, committed disciples. but the problem, a bigger army, that's not fighting. in a new abc news poll, just 32% view him favorably.
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35%, unfavorably. in 51% of republicans, his own party, don't think he has the temperament and character to serve. his for real status is raising questions about a newsletter he sent out in the '90s, with incendiary language. calling martin luther king day, hate whitey day. if he did win the caucuses, it could torpedo newt gingrich for good. and help mitt romney, who has fewer obstacles in new hampshire. overnight, gingrich lashed out at rommy. saying he couldn't control millions of dollars of negative ads being run by pro-romney backers. >> you know what makes barack obama happy? newt gingrich's baggage. >> it's his people, running his ads, doing his dirty work. >> reporter: if romney doesn't speak up? >> let it be clear, that mitt
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romney will have failed again as a leader. >> reporter: overnight, word that gary johnson, the former governor of new mexico, will run as a third party libertarian. well, if ron paul would run as a third party libertarian, which he hasn't ruled out, our poll shows it would be a huge boost for president obama. >> have to get through the caucuses and primaries first. we saw rick santorum, the former senator of pennsylvania, campaign in all 99 counties in iowa. he got an endorsement from the social conservatives in iowa. >> they make up a huge block in iowa. if they ever were to coalesce around one candidate at the end, it could make a difference on january 3rd. rick perry even changed the name on his bus tour from get america working again, to faith, jobs and freedom. as you mention, the candidate who can claim the most momentum
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or santorentum, as he calls it. if someone's going to outperform the polls, it might be rick santorum. >> still so wide-open, guys. now, to the search of the 20-month-old toddler in maine. ayla reynolds vanished over the weekend. and for the first time, her father is speaking out. abc's linsey davis has the latest. >> reporter: the father of missing toddler ayla reynolds isn't just speaking out, he's firing back. i have no idea what happened to ayla or who's responsible, he released in a statement overnight. i will not make accusations or insinuations towards anyone, until the police have been able to prove who is responsible. until now, all we knew of justin dipietro's story was through police. that on friday night, he put his 20-month-old daughter to bed. and in the morning, she was gone. trista reynolds said she was
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concerned about ayla's safety at dipietro's house. she says the last time she saw ayla, she had unexplained bruises on her thighs. she says she and dipietro have not spoken since the toddler's disappearance. >> i've had no contact with him. he's had no contact with me. all i know is he's the last man to see my daughter. and all i want to know is where she is. >> reporter: but in what appears to be a classic case of he says/she says, dipietro writes, contrary to some statements floating around out there, i've been in communication with ayla's mother over the last couple weeks. the waterville police have the transcripts of my home forrer have kags of those communications. in a statement, dipietro does not address the accusations of child abuse. but says he has, quote, shared every piece of information possible with the police. investigators say both of ayla's parents are cooperating. meantime, tuesday, police continued their search for ayla, draining a section of stream near the home where she was last seen.
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>> the fbi is conducting that canvassing of the neighborhood. actually knocking on door-to-door, talking to folks. >> reporter: police have received 100 leads so far. but no clues as to what happened to ayla. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, waterville, maine. and nancy grace will be here in our next half hour to weigh in. time for a check of the weather with sam. >> good morning, everybody. this is interesting. the blizzard of the west didn't even get to the denver area. but a snow system to two days ago the forecast models didn't pick up. if your friends in the west haven't watched the weather in two days, they don't know they're going to get snow overnight. it's going to be six to eight inches. and in some cases, a foot of snow. from billings, to cheyenne, to denver, to pueblo. the next one, and here comes two lows. one that makes some rain up and down the eastern seaboard. and overnight tonight, during the day tomorrow, the second low, with rain develops.
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a soaking time in the southeast. and part of the east coast is going to be very wet for a couple days.
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>> here's my grinch moment. if you're not one of the folks who got snow yesterday or today, you're probably not going to get a white christmas. it is just warm and dry. i know. boo, hiss. >> boy. that was a real downer. >> sorry, george. now, to prince harry. the dapper royal in a tux. he wore it on the red carpet this week. but he's getting ready to trade it in for his uniform and some body armor. nick watt has the latest on that. hey, nick. >> reporter: that's right. prince harry is going back to fight in afghanistan. he let it slip at an awards dinner. he got overexcited and whispered to his dinner mates that he cannot wait to get back into the action. the adrenaline junkie will return to the war zone in the
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cockpit of an apache attack helicopter. >> there will be nothing different from the way harry's treated on there. >> reporter: his last tour of afghanistan was on foot. calling in air strikes. he's a high-value target. and so, the media agreed to keep it a secret. but eventually, his cover was blown. and harry was whisked out of the war zone. he's been itching to return ever since. this time, he will be safe, up in the air. on an arctic expedition to raise money for injured soldiers, prince harry spoke to our own bob woodruff about his return. >> i did what i did three years ago. and the media said, if you go back again, you have to do something different. i will fly helicopters. and i jump to it. it's basically your fault i have to do it. >> are you going to be in a position where you're going to have to probably kill? >> potentially. but, you know, a job's a job. you know? and that's all i'm going to say on that. >> reporter: meanwhile, william, a search and rescue pilot, will
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head to the south atlantic in january, for a six-week tour in the falkland islands. >> he said to me, he is worried he's going to get bored out there. i'm sure william would love to be in afghanistan. it's not going to happen for william. he's second in line to the throne. >> reporter: kate and william, also at the military awards. >> she stole the show for us. she was just sensational. >> reporter: alexander mcqueen. look familiar? it's a lot like the stunning dress that diana wore for her first official engagement 30 years ago. but my picture of the day is not kate. it's the good, old queen, getting on a train. a normal train. trying to prove she's a normal person, which, of course, she isn't. george, robin, the other passengers must have choked on their tea and biscuits. >> i'll bet they did. coming up, new details on the college student who vanished after leaving her sister a chilling voicemail.
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now mild's most powerful to hair radar and forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. temperatures close to the normal high or higher. 45 in baltimore. 40 towards hagertowns in the rain upper 50s to central and
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southern maryland. this one passing sprinkles and back towards the hereford zone in carroll county. next chance of rain is the next half-hour and we get wet rolling through lunchtime. highs close to 60 late in the day through the evening. rumbles of thunder this evening and look for another push of rain tomorrow night on into friday morning. how about the traffic. here's angela. >> reporter: wet well, traffic patterns continue to build. heavy delays make your way to the top side of the beltway op southbound 83. also make your way to the west side on i-70. look for delays in the eastbound lane. if you take the drive on 29, southbound traffic very heavy for you and here's liberty road and 695 where we have off and on congestion between liberty and frederick roads. now charley has local news. man who suffered sicked hand third-degree burns died. the fire broke out tuesday afternoon on rectory street. paramedics tried saving him and
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got him to the burn center where he later died. fire investigators are look into the cause of the fire this morning. an airport official at bwi are gearing up for 70 more airmen to arrive from kuwait today. they have been serving in iraq. 230 landed tuesday morning and volunteers with maryland's operation welcome home greeted the returning airmen on landing. bwi marshal received the bulk of veterans and that group is welcoming back 50,000 in this year alone. time to go back to new york for more "good morning america" weather and traffic continues in 30 minutes.
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oh, my gosh. he was eerie. my heart is like pounding. i never got this scared in my life. pick up your phone. i'm freaked out right now. >> she left that voicemail for her sister on friday. police are puzzled. we have nancy grace standing by to weigh in on the case. good to see you. this is a puzzler. >> she will also weigh in on the toddler that's missing in maine we talked about in the first half hour. and why these teens are trashing stores and posting them online. we have more fun video right now. take a look at this right now. remember it?
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robin as e.t. one of our favorite moments from 2011. we have a lot more. >> hang in there. not so high. not so high. >> i love watching that. robin wants that to come down now. >> just beware. there's still more time. we can have some outtakes from you, too. >> i know we've got plenty coming. i refuse to watch the screeners. we'll see. >> all part of our year-ending. we're going to begin this half hour with the missing college student from kansas. police continue to search for aisha khan, after a confrontation with a drunk man on campus. andrea canning has the details. >> reporter: this mystery is deepening. 65 police officers, along with fbi agents, have logged 400 man hours in the search for aisha.
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but investigators have more questions than answers. little more is known than what's revealed in that eerie voice message. in his first sitdown interview since his wife, aisha cann disappeared five days ago, he says he is hopeful he will be reunited with his bride of just five months. >> aisha, if you're listening to this, we love you a lot. and we're doing everything to get you back home safely. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: police tell abc news, they are treating the case as an abduction, looking for any motive why someone could have taken the 19-year-old. the community college student disappeared friday, after leaving this disturbing voicemail message on her sister's phone. >> oh, my gosh. he was so scary. my heart is like pounding. i've never got this scared in my life. pick up your phones. i am freaked out right now. >> reporter: on the message, khan says an intoxicated man confronted her when she was studying. when khan didn't answer her
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calls, her sister and cousin went looking for her. they found her backpack and phone on a picnic table. but she was nowhere to be found. >> something happened. either someone lured her away or she ran away on her own. >> reporter: investigators are asking the family, devout muslims, if her marriage to waseem was arranged against her will. >> she would not run away. she was happy with her life, with her new marriage. there wouldn't be a reason she would want to run away. >> reporter: khan's husband believes someone is holding her. >> let her go. you have the power to let her go. and i would completely forgive you if you let her go. >> reporter: her mother's only concern, khan's safe return. >> i'm just hoping that the bell rings and i'll see her. and the phone rings. she'll be right in front of my eyes. that's what i'm dreaming about. >> reporter: for now, all her family has to hold on to is that last voicemail message.
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>> my heart is like ponding. i never got this scared in my life. >> reporter: the khan family gathered tuesday at a local hotel to discuss their next move. they've offered a $10,000 reward for information. prayers and support have been flooding in from all corners. but it's essentially a waiting game for them now. >> thank you. i'm with nancy grace. even when the police seem conflicted. they are looking at it as a missing person's case. but they're putting in the resources of an abduction. >> that's very common. it's a parallel investigation. they would be derelict in their duty if they were not doing that. it's never good for parents to hear they're also investigating a homicide. but you have to. there's so many disturbing elements here. number one, this is the university of kansas, edwards campus. it's a satellite, like a junior college. there's only about 2,000 students here. this was during final exams.
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so, you would not have professors. if you look at the picnic bench where she's sitting. and it's 40 degrees outside. why she's sitting outside, unless there's a smoker. and there's no evidence of that. why would she be sitting out in 40-degree weather studying. but it's almost in a little quad building. no one saw anything out those windows? but remember, no regular classes. the faculty probably wasn't all there. here's the deal, george. either we don't have the facts. or police are not searching in the right place because if this was a homeless, drunk person, do you imagine that the construction workers around him did not see him dragging her fa physically away. and there weren't that many women wearing a hijab. >> we don't have the security tapes. >> i have more in my apartment than they do in this whole place. >> at the same time, she says --
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when she's talking to her sister on the voicemail, she says, this is so scary. but her voice is kind of flat. >> you're a voice analyst now? >> i'm asking you the question. >> a lot of people think she sounded calm there. i agree. i can't gauge her. why didn't she call campus security? why did she go back to the area? if a man had accosted me, i wouldn't have walked right back out there. maybe she thought he was gone and went to get her purse. we don't have the facts. but if you look at the setup of where she was sitting in a suburban area, he would have had to drag her forcibly to bushes or a car. if it's a car, he's no longer homeless and we don't have the facts. a lot of emphasis has been placed on an arranged marriage. i don't know if i want to drag the husband in right now. >> what do you think happened here? >> well, it would be an
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elaborate ruse on her part if all of this was staged. but i think you've got two alternatives. either she is dead and in that very small area. or she was not telling the truth. those are the two alternatives. >> before you leave, let's talk about ayla reynolds. that missing toddler. >> sick about it, george. >> you saw her father come out last night. >> i saw her father give a written statement to somebody else to read. yeah. that's what i heard. i'm concerned. i don't see the mother or the father pounding the pavement or issuing public pleas. but i know this. she was put to bed around 8:00 p.m. around 9:00 a.m., they go, she's gone. george, there were two infants in that room. how could they both sleep through the night, 12 hours, with nobody noticing one was gone? i have a problem with that. a big problem. >> okay. we'll be following it, as well. nancy grace. let's get the weather from sam. >> good morning, everyone.
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scores, where they're shopping. and they post the video online. weekend anchor, dan harris, is here with more on this growing trend. and this is a -- it's a head-scratcher. what? >> high-level, sophisticated thinking. welcome to teenage delinquency in the age of the internet. not only can they engage in mindless destruction. but they can also share with the entire world. diving into stacks of cereal at the supermarket. hurling themselves into boxes of kiddie trucks at the toy store. and blowing over an entire luggage display. systemically sweeping products off of shelves. punching out justin bieber. and belly-flopping over book shelves. even hen these teens are confronted by employees in tampa, florida, they appear utterly unfazed.
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>> you can't ride your skateboard in the store. >> all right. >> let me have it, please. give me the skateboard. >> reporter: this particular brand of mayhem creation seems to be a trend. people filming themselves disrushing stores and getting hundreds of thousands, even millions of views. and generating positive comments like, lol, so funny. here it is in a british supermarket. and here, in a walmart, featuring a smiling, young man in a wheelchair. >> once you have online video, it's not just about bragging rights and notoriety. now, you're getting bragging rights and notoriety on a global basis. >> reporter: this follows on other crimes fast-fueled on the internet. like ghost riding the whip, where people dance next to moving cars. to flash mobs, where young people, organized via social networks, overwhelm store clerks with group shoplifting sprees. >> these kids are just a bunch
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of punks. >> reporter: the problem with courting internet fame with video of your exploits, is it can get you unwanted attention from the police. as is now happening with those teenagers in tampa. >> there wasn't damage done to the property, you're looking at criminal mischief. >> reporter: police are investigating. and reportedly, they have one of the names of the teens involved. i'm sure the kids will be less giddy when they have the cops at their front door. >> i certainly hope so. we were talking offcamera saying, no excuses whatsoever. the teen mind, especially with boys. >> it's a black box. hard to understand what's going on in there. >> amen to that. dan harris, thank you. coming up, josh has "the play of the day." we can't forget this one. this is how we welcomed josh to "good morning america." we have our favorite and funniest moments of the year, just ahead. i couldn't sleep right. next day it took forever to get going. night after night, i sat up.
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here's "the play of the day." >> bring it, josh. >> happy holidays, everybody. look at this. about as festive as we get. you want to do supernanny? look at stewy. stewy the cat. and that's little, baby conner. up in the great white north. he's a little fussy. and look what happens. >> at first, i thought stewy was hazing him. >> a little. >> that's sweet. >> watch. the magic touch, right there. >> i am in love with stewy. he's the baby whisperer. >> and watch the cat, knowing how cool he is. yeah. >> can he come do that to us? >> he is a cat. he's like -- no. this is just a baby. yeah. >> look at those big eyes.
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>> i love his face. >> he's like, what else do you have for me? all right. bring it on. and so, we shall bring it on. coming up next, a look back at moments, wonderful and unfortunate. come on. come on. come on. what tastes great and is good for your waistline? try giving the gift of tea. but which tea gives that extra boost to fight back? go now to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! for the answer. 1-2, 1-2-3-4 ♪
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oh, yeah. wild and wacky world of "gma" in pictures. what a year it has been. we're going to celebrate the
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highlights, show you everything you may have missed. and so much more. coming up. stay with us. now maryland's most powerful to hair radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. good morning. 7:56. look at this spread of temperatures. 46 in westminster and then we got mid to upper 50s in the eastern shore. and almost a 20 degree spread from the mountains to denton sitting at 56. warm air coming up in the south with a lot of rain. rain spreading in cambridge to salisbury creeping in close to looks like close to denton and easton and northwest side sprinkles with rain up towards york, p.a. much more in fact a line of storms with the frontal boundary back to the ohio valley and cluster coming out
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of the gulf of mexico stretching across florida and georgia into the carolinas. all spreading in our direction. so we will get wet. in fact, developing showers turns into rain into the afternoon and there could be rumble of thunder. 606789 overnight and rain should come to evened 48. tomorrow we have a dry day with rain returning toward the evening overnight. and that last through friday morning. friday afternoon clearing 54. and dry and cooler 45 for the ravens game on saturday and yes we have our sights on a coastal storm for snow on christmas day. angela. >> reporter: all right. on the roadways right now, we have got trouble for those you take 95 into ballmore a accident between caton and washington block the left lane. trouble once you reach the fort mchenry tunnel. a disabled vehicle block right lane. that's northbound 95 at fort mchenry tunnel. heavy congestion on u.s. 29 in the in the southbound lanes passing route 108 and a live
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] go, alicia keys. remember her playing out here, military island. uh-huh. that's it, right there. ♪ new york >> this half hour, we're going to look back on all the fun. it was -- just some of the stuff you saw this past year, right here. eric stonestreet. you remember that? >> for real? oh, wow. >> and then, sam, with burt. >> i forgot about that. >> i did, too. >> oh, goodness, gracious.
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>> where did you go, sam? >> we cannot wait to show you -- >> oh, yeah. >> -- our best moments. if nothing else, we're going to amuse ourselves. also, four shopping days left until christmas. not too late to get last-minute "steals and deals." there we go. tory johnson here, half-off for "gma" viewers. >> really good ideas. also, an unforgettable "show me the money." there it is. our team revealing unclaimed cash a mother and daughter never knew they had. what you can learn from their big payout. first, let's get some news with josh. >> we're going to go back to north korea. we begin with the intriguing development overnight. reports that kim jong-il's successor, his young son, kim jong-un, has agreed to share power with the north korean
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military. people packed the main square in pyongyang, to mourn the loss of their dear leader. and the faa comes out with new rules on how much sleep pilots will be required to get before entering the cockpit. it is prompted by the crash in 2009, that killed 50 people. meanwhile, another seismic shift in the race for the republican presidential nomination. polls showing that ron paul is on a roll. in position to stage an upset and win the iowa caucuses. that could be a fatal blow to newt gingrich's campaign. this morning, gingrich is lashing out at mitt romney, saying he can control the dollars and negative ads being run by his supporters. today, washington stalemate. it could shrink your paycheck. republicans are refusing to agree for a tax cut for two
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months. with no new agreement, it will expire on december 31st. an army veteran has been sentenced to 32 years in prison, for planting a powerful bomb along the route of a martin luther king day parade in washington state. kevin harpham wrapped the bomb in sh ral nell. it was found before it could be detonated. there's no snow in florida. so, santa found a way to get around by boat. he joined children for a fishing trip, sponsored by the make-a-wish foundation. santa said some of the kids don't tell him what's on their christmas list. they are happy just spending time with him. >> so cool. >> thank you, josh. pop news. let's get right to it. if you're a fan of "the hobbit," listen up. it's been eight years since the last "lord of the rings film."
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and finally, peter jackson has released a tantalizing trailer for the prequels. martin freeman, remember him from "the office,"? he will take the lead as a young bilbo baggins. the trailer has received 250,000 views and counting in less than 12 hours. and it doesn't even come out until a year from -- >> i'm going to watch it another 250,000 times. >> it's that good? >> cannot wait for that. >> i was at "gma" last time when the films were huge. and i remember covering the oscars. they were all dressed up outside the theater. these fans love it. so, also -- >> i can't wait. >> yeah. are you going to wear a little -- >> maybe not going that far. >> well, now, he is. all right. we want to get to this viral
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video that everybody has been watching. it's the life of the modern woman. only the modern woman is being played by a 3-year-old. she's at work. she's bringing home the bacon. she is yelling at home on her blackberry. that's grape juice, i'm sure. and of course, after relaxing, she collapses in bed with a good book. it was a final project for a university of missouri's project. she cost her friend's daughter. 230,000 hits and counting. maybe next time, a little girls night out. >> there you go. >> a big hit online. also in pop news, justin bieber getting into the holiday spirit, by giving back. he visited a las vegas elementary school and performed a little concert for the kids. he also made a huge donation to the school. then, he handed out more gifts to the students themselves, many
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of whom are homeless. and sam and i received -- we received tweets from a viewer who made an interesting observation. writing, ever notice josh looks like a grown-up justin bieber? check it out. what do you think? >> look at that. not at all. but, thanks. >> sam wrote back, laughing so hard, i can't breathe. >> thanks, sam. appreciate that. where are you? >> he's already outside. i'm right here. >> i'm looking at you, champion. >> wait. i have one more. there's more. >> we'll now call you joshtin. >> joshtin is what we'll call you now, according to sam. >> that will be great, too. lastly, youtube users played over 1 trillion times on the website this year. which videos were the most-watched? according to the year end wrap, it was rebecca black's "friday." can you believe it?
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more than 179 million views. >> good for her. >> i love this one. andy samberg and michael bolton's "jack sparrow." what was the second in remember the ultimate dog tease. 74 million people have gotten a kick out of this guy. >> the big kind. yeah. >> i took that out. and i thought -- yeah. it looks like that. me. so, i ate it. >> we love him. >> so long. >> of course, i never -- >> so funny. >> and everybody, that is "pop news." >> that's good. sam? >> thanks. it is a huge crowd again in times square. tell me your names. >> sidney. >> i love this with the boxes. can you flip them? two, three. very nice and even more. it's just a two-hour show. i can't read all this. let's get over here. it's who's birthday?
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your birthday? tell me your name. happy birthday to you. >> thank you. >> and more science over -- i've just got -- now, we'll get to the boards because we've got live shots all over the country to talk about, as well. in chicagoland, you have a little bit of fog going on this morning. earlier, the roads looked heavier in fog. and the reports around chicago is showing two-mile visibility. the airports have not had a slowdown. memphis has a 36-minute delay. some airports do have delays. just be aware of that if you're traveling today. in comes a shot of cold air. just like every other shot so far we've seen, this the a very shallow punch of cold air that doesn't last long at all. atlanta, 66 degrees and wet today. friends have been tweeting us saying it's rainy in pensacola. there's more rain today and tomorrow. hi, joshtin. >> just so we're clear, sam. it's not just her birthday.
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she wants a big, new york city birthday hug. let's see it. >> we did do that offcamera. >> we did do that offcamera. >> you know what? it's not good morning offcamera. okay? >> that's the weathe
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okay. get ready. the entire staff had a screening of our next piece yesterday afternoon. holiday cheer was flowing. "party rock" was on the stereo. only robin has seen it. none of us has seen it. here it is. it's good? all the fun. some of the flubs, from 2011. take a look. ♪ >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. ♪ >> want to give an official welcome to josh elliott. >> lara spencer's coming back home. >> i do think the "good morning america" delivery could use a little work. >> good morning, america.
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>> good morning, america. >> i'm a little turned around. i need to get to times square, the studio. >> times square. times square is that way. >> yeah. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> good morning. >> good. good. >> which way is times square? >> it's that way. >> good to see you. >> it is great. but no sense of direction at all. >> like a rock star. >> good morning. >> and squint. >> good morning, america. >> wow. >> want to show you the picture again. look at this on a treadmill. i'm sorry. >> what? >> hey. that's the worst intro i've ever had. george? george? is this it? is that it? >> sam champion's right behind you. >> yes. >> you know that? he's right there. >> giving you -- i'm working back here. >> this one? >> yep. >> am i in your shot? >> shaq himself tells us the
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story. >> why do you keep doing this? >> i'm done. >> abc's jack taper. abc's jake tapper. what is up with your name in the last few days? >> it's very complicated. >> how is this job holding up for you? >> i'm doing okay. >> maps are broken. i don't know how that works. but that's what i'm told. imagine this. here's the eastern seaboard right here. >> this is elizabeth's cue. and let me tell you, with a flourish. ♪ >> oh, yeah. oh, wow. nice. >> oh, my gosh. >> scottie, work it out. scottie's working it out. >> "gq" has been calling for george. did you see this? yes.
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>> we have the -- >> the leggens for men. >> even in the control room. >> harriet potter. >> look how tyra looks in those. and then, look at me. it's like myrna from boca. hi. how are you? ♪ doo doo doo doo >> grover, you look very scholarly. >> thank you. thank you. you would not think that george's suits would fit me. >> we're going tv right now. >> how nice for you. i'm double-parked. >> pepe, you're from spain, correct? >> ci. >> do you speak espagnol? >> me amour. so much fun on "gma." >> morgan the scooter-riding
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pooch, the st. bernard and a balancing phenom. well done. >> when you're teaching bear safety, you need somebody to play the bear. i don't feel like a bear right now. >> david wright, abc news, at the mulan panda research center. >> calls himself the world's cutest dog. >> can i hold this? okay. take it. >> here we go. >> hello, new jersey. we're all hanging out. i think we're going to have a little time. let's get the monitor lizard out. >> let him go down your shirt. >> let him go down my shirt? >> he loves you. >> i know. >> come on, jack. >> hopefully, we'll be right back. >> whoa. oh. >> come on. hang in there. woo. >> chopsticks. >> chopsticks.
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♪ in your eyes >> thanks for having me here. >> can you hold my hand? >> no. no. the moment has passed. >> i'm your biggest fan. but on the court, i'm going to take you down. are you ready? >> the penalty kick, what are they? >> score. >> and so close. >> let's go, robin. >> whoa. >> whoa. >> oh. >> oh, my goodness. >> yes. >> you have to crouch down. there you go. >> most importantly, how did our rear-ends look? >> fantastic. >> welcome to the team, rookie. and get in there. personally, i was looking for a sam champion. but josh looks more like a george stepping off of this. sam couldn't do it.
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robin couldn't do it. and george really wouldn't do it. >> that's why you're here. ♪ >> it's busier than usual in the control room. >> magma. >> i can't do this video without you because we're going to kilauea. >> magma. >> exactly. >> the eruption of the kind. robin, george? >> go for it. >> magma. >> and you bring it around. >> you're not in three-inch heels right now. >> there he is. from "modern family." >> oh, no. >> sam, we're out of the shot. get us lower. >> woo hoo. >> no, no, no, no. i'm good. i'm good. >> hand-to-hand combat, never been so darn cute. >> hi-ya. hi-ya. >> smell that. >> you literally walked right into that.
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>> are you all right? here we go. >> there it is. sam's got it. >> i'm so nervous. ♪ don't stop believing >> you have been sharing the milestones in your lives with us, in a segment that we love. it's called "your three words." >> we're going to take it a little farther today. a lot farther. >> "your three words," live. ♪ ♪ i got the pictures on my phone ♪ ♪ it's going to be a good life it's going to be a good life ♪ ♪ a good, good life [ cheers and applause ] >> people's sexiest man.
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could have been talking about any of these three guys i'm going to come see. >> how about our cover girl here? cover of "prevention" magazine. >> it ain't this cover. >> a very special moment. >> yes, i do. will you marry me? >> oh, my god. yes. >> i love you. you're the girl of my dreams. and i want to spend the rest of my life with. will you marry me? >> yes. >> turn around. no. take a good look. >> oh, my god. >> will you marry me? >> yes. >> here with me, i have sarina, josh's little girl. >> if there's a baby in the audience, this man right here has his way. >> come here, buddy. >> there you go. >> yes. >> bringing josh in.
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>> i'm with you, buddy. >> come on, sammy. >> come on, sammy. >> you have a wife, george? >> happy birthday, honey. i am fully clothed. ♪ >> with our new way, lady gaga. ♪ i'm on the right track, baby i was born this way ♪ ♪ we ain't stopping keep on dancing ♪ ♪ still the ♪ new york concrete jungle ♪ ♪ where dreams are made of there's nothing you can't do ♪ ♪ where the girls at girls at ♪ ♪ you love
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your love ♪ >> jennifer hudson. >> brad paisley. >> beyonce. ♪ >> are you ready for our "party rock" halloween? [ cheers and applause ] >> george, as your alter ego? >> i'm wild about it. ♪ ♪ party rock is in the house tonight ♪ ♪ everybody just have a good time ♪ ♪ and we gonna make you lose your mind ♪ ♪ party rock is in the house tonight ♪ ♪ everybody just have a good time ♪ ♪ and we gonna make you lose your mind ♪ ♪ everybody just have a good time ♪
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♪ party rock is in the house tonight ♪ ♪ everybody just have a good time ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. >> oh, boy. >> there's a reason we're clapping. it's not for us. we have to thank sabrina farice and jeremy phillips. a fantastic job they did. thanks, guys. >> i had forgotten about 90% of that stuff. >> and thanks to everybody behind the scenes. we saw shots in the control room. people that really get this show on the air every day. >> each and every day. >> amazing. i have to tell you, what a great job this is. >> what a great job. what a great team. you know you're in the right place when you're excited to get up at 4:00 a.m. >> and you had to come back home this year. >> thank you for everything. thank you, guys, for watching this and being a part of it. >> been a great year. and we still have "deals and steals" ahead. >> more to come.
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now maryland's most powerful doppler radar and forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. good morning. will:27. we are holding at -- 8:27. we are holding at 45 mid-50s in southern maryland and straddled between two band of rain and hint of light rain across the hereford zone and more pronouns across southern pa and second band through southern maryland and the little bubble closing in on us and we will get that wet weather by lunchtime through the afternoon. steadier rains developing and rumble of thunder and push in the warm air from south to north. reaching for about 60 and that could be an evening temperature. the rumble of thunder after dark but ending after midnight down to about 48. still the outlook with the chance of snow on christmas day angela. on the roadways right now. if you are heading into downtown you may want to hop on the bw parkway instead of 95.
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we are blocking a couple lanes two left lanes blocked as a matter of fact. 95 northbound before you reach washington boulevard. with the accident location in the meantime, still seeing heavy congestion around the area on u.s. 29. also a live look at jfx southbound 83 a very slow tripfor you making your way past cold spring lane w local news here's charley. we are standing by to see how the maryland state board votes regarding a payment to acquire slot machines. they decide the state should buy more than 4,000 machines to get more control when they approve the deal in 200. state bought nearly 100 million in perryville and call for march more change when uses buses or loyalty rails. mta officials will raise 65 crept next year and a quarter more in two years after that. time to go back to new york for more "good morning america pledget one more check of the forecast coming up in 25 minutes. have great day.
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[ cheers and applause ] big holiday crowd out in times square this morning. new york is definitely in the christmas spirit right now. we're going to get into it this morning, with a little more "show me the money." this is one you won't forget. a mom and her daughter. they got a lot of cash. and we collected so much money for people. several thousand dollars. you know what? i don't care. i don't care. oh, please. it's that time of the year. but if you want a little of a makeover, we're taking all the favorite dishesty to nice. cutting out the calories.
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from pumpkin pie to mac and cheese. >> what do you got, lara? >> let it rip. let's talk about presents. there are procrastinators out there. myself among them. and tory is here to help with "steals and deals" and stuff you can get in time for the holidays. there's some rules. >> there's really important rules. since we are so close to christmas. first, it's while supplies last. for all of these, you have to go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! because there's cutoff times of when you have to order today. what you can order online and in stores, to have it under the tree in time. or if you have more time, when you get it after christmas. >> you're not playing around today. >> you recognize these gorgeous folks. yes. >> my family. >> your husband, son and daughter. these are all from fedex office. and you can walk in with a print or your digital picture. or you can go online. you have the link at our
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website. you can upload your photo. if you do all this today, it will be ready for you in time for pickup on saturday. pickup at more than 1,800 fedex locations. all the details on the website. and check out the prices. this is one of the things i loved. the dry erase calendar. you have a special date in january. >> josh's birth day. you have a range. >> we usable. >> did you see my clip on there? sorry. >> these range between $40 and $80 regularly. but when you use the "gma" code, you're going to save 50%. and all of these different gifts, $20 to $40. you can't beat that. and again, totally in time for christmas. >> i love these. >> they are very cute. >> these pajamas. >> i love these pajamas. annie selke is the designer.
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two different styles. sleeveless, with capri bottoms. or long sleeves and long pants. 12 different patterns you can choose from. five different sizes. a lot of selection on this one. regularly $75 for 100% cotton pajamas. you save 50%. $37.50. a again, a great selection. >> i love that people buy them for yourselves. these are so delicious. >> oh, my gosh. it's a company that makes all these bracelets by hand in los angeles. we've got to love that. i had to fight my daughter to leave with my selection. yes. look at them all. i dare you to just choose one. they're so gorgeous. and priced right. they're designed so you can buy one or make your own stack. it's all about individuality and stacking the way it's going to look good for you. >> and that depends on the price. >> they're normally $40 to $70.
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loved by your friends, gwen stefani, eva longoria. 55%. $18 to $35. and i love these. the cutoff time today. you have to go to goodmorningamerica.com to get these by christmas. vera bradley. one of my favorite all-time companies. the two co-founders are my small business heroes. this is an adorable product, the all-in-one pouch. and you can put this in your desk drawer. regularly, it is 28%. it's 50% off. you can buy it online with the link we give you. and you can have it shipped after christmas. or you can go into more than 3,300 retail stores. and we have the store locater
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also on goodmorningamerica.com. and you can buy it today or online. >> and what's the percentage off? >> 50% off. 19 bucks. last but not least. we have a collection of stuff. scottie is walking away. but he has to come back and get in here to show us off his jump rope skills. did someone say no, no, no? yes, yes, yes. it's a collection of products from sports authority. >> go, scottie. >> we'll tell you the prices. $18 to $30. from sports authority. however, you will save 50% if you print out the coupon you can only find at goodmorningamerica.com. $8 to $15 for a variety of yoga and fitness gear. >> the crowd is wild. >> they're doing it for us. >> literally, you have hit it out of the park. >> goodmorningamerica.com. you can go into a sports
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authority store today with a coupon we have on the "gma" website. 155 stores. or let them know you saw it on "gma." >> i don't know how you do it. >> tory, thank you. "steals and deals," all the details, there are rules this time. go to our website. tory johnson, thank you. preventing so many people from getting in trouble this year. let's go out to sam. sam, i can't decide if i should get you the foam roller or the exercise ball. >> how about the bracelet? >> the bracelet because of my niece -- i can't do that on tv, can i? now, everybody know -- my niece, you are not getting the bracelets. i have to be honest, lara and tory. the deals are great. but this audience is even better. josh -- because josh was making them all scream every time tory had a big deal on. >> they're huge deals. >> this audience. we were trying to interrupt the
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show. and they were amazing. they were scream-worthy deals. >> let's find out. >> so, guys, where are you from? >> texas. >> and we love new york. >> your first time to the show? what do you think? >> i've been here every time. i love it. >> we just saw the year-ender. what did you think of the year here on "good morning america"? >> the year has been wonderful. i watch it every morning. it is fabulous. >> apparently sam has ten seconds for weather. what's happening? >> thank you, man, very much. thank you. let's get to the boards. one or two things we want you to know before you head into the holiday weekend. new jersey and san francisco, holiday lights are still coming in. you just got what? today's wednesday. you have two more days to get those holiday lights done so we can put them up on twitter and facebook for you. here's the maps. winter begins overnight tonight. it's 12:30 eastern daylight time. are we in daylight time on the east coast? indeed, we are.
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that's when winter -- standard? or daylight? >> you're the expert. >> don't do that to me because i don't know. >> wait a minute. hand me that. hand me that. i'm supposed to say this? is this really true? all that weather is brought to you by massage envy. lara? >> ooh, wow. thank you, sam. and coming up, an unforgettable "show me the money." could you have unclaimed cash coming your way? find out on "good morning america."
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"show me the money" time. there it is. all year long, we've been telling you how to find unclaimed money and have gotten great results. so far, presented checks that total $418,598. and elisabeth leamy is back with another big one. hey, eli. >> george, that's right. what are the odds that mother and daughter living under the same roof would both be owed unclaimed money? well, it's all true. and we have the pleasure of being there, letting the treasurer of west virginia deliver the good news and the money, just in time for christmas. it's 6:30 in the morning. not even light out yet. but we're here extra early to make sure we can bring the surprise before the workday begins. the house is right up there. west virginia state treasurer, john purdue, and his team, were willing to get here in the wee hours because this is the case that will put them over the $100
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million mark of unclaimed money returned to citizens. hello there. >> state treasurer. >> reporter: melissa and her daughter, theresa, come from a family of educators. and we're excited to be bearing big checks for them because you don't get rich works as a teacher. when you saw your two names in there, what did you think? >> i just couldn't believe it. >> reporter: since she was a baby, theresa was almost destined to work in schools, since it's practically the family business. sure enough, she teaches p.e. she saw her on the list in the paper. but she didn't believe it was for real. now, we're about to show her it was. and show her the money. >> on behalf of the state of west virginia, i'd like to present you with some unclaimed property we found for you.
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$1,051.93. >> all right. >> reporter: how about that, huh? the money is from a deed that she put her savings in but never collected. like mother, like daughter. it turns out melissa did the same thing. when the bank was bought, the money ended up here, in the west virginia unclaimed money program. how does it feel to get over the $100 million mark? >> i never dreamed we would be returning that kind of money to the people of the state of west virginia. >> reporter: next, we show the money to melissa. she is retired now. she has no idea how much money is coming. but already knows how she wants to spend it, on education, of course. college funds for he nieces and nephews. finally, it's time. all right. i'm helping out with this one. and just to make it fun, we're going to spring you along for a minute. okay?
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let's see what this digit says. 1. okay. okay. well, actually, this is 81 cents. i see a dot there. $4.81. at least $4.81. $24.81. ooh. can't wait to see what this next digit is. $124.81. $5,124.81. what do you think? wait a minute, john. there's another piece of paper here. did you notice that, ladies? there's another piece of paper. $15,124.81. fittingly, their example is educational for the rest of us. it is great to sock money away into something like a cd. but it's important to keep track of when that investment stops earning interest. at this point, it's not doing
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you any good. melissa and theresa could have reinvested the funds years ago before they were lost and made even more money. also, to keep your accounts from being sent to unclaimed property in the first place, make some kind of move in them at least once a year. whether it's a deposit, withdrawal or a balance inquiry, george. >> makes sense. this grand total is something. $434,775. grand total right now. we want everybody at home to see if there's any money waiting for them. check out our complete unclaimed money good on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! coming up, @ñ
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countdown to christmas, by helping you keep your calorie count down this season. harley pasternak, from the hit show, "the revolution," joins us with low-calorie versions. i know it's going to be a hit show. >> thanks for having us as part of the family. january 16th. nice to be here on "gma." let's start off. this time of year, we're vulnerable. >> absolutely. >> holiday season. we like to indulge. and we have things that we can find healthier versions of. the first, is tostitos creamy spinach dip. have you had it? >> i have. >> it has 66 grams of fat per ser
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serving. now, you're over 1,000 calories with those chips. it's equivalent to 100 cups of spinach. it's another one that's half the calories. it's delicious. artichoke hearts in it. fat-free sour cream. fat-free -- >> should i try it? >> please. >> tell the truth. is it all right? >> it's all right. >> it's all right. all right. now, we have starbucks eggnog hatte. it's the equivalent of 48 ounces of skim milk and a gallon of coffee. we're going to make the largest latte ever. this giant bowl has the same amount of calories as that one eggnog latte. >> are you serious? >> yes. keep going. keep going. >> this is good tv.
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>> isn't that crazy. i have a healthy version that i made that has only 190 calories. one-third the calories. and look at that. simple, delicious. great. >> now, the shake here. you know that's loaded. >> that is. that's a cold stone creamery creme demint. that has 1,000 calories, that little thing here. that's the equivalent of 90 candy canes. anyone want a candy cane? i'm being hygienic. here you go. you can have the whole tree. >> harley, josh. >> nice to meet you. >> what would we do instead? >> instead of that, i took fat-free frozen yogurt. and added three of the candy canes and you get the same thing. >> it looks really good. >> mac and cheese. >> anytime of year. the box has over 1,000 calories in it. not acceptable. it's the equivalent of 40 cups
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of popcorn. >> these visuals really help people to understand. >> i'd rather have the 40 cups of popcorn. and i made a healthier version where i took whole grain macaroni. and i added the packet. the packet that comes in with cheese, is whey protein. it's healthy. >> we've been really good. we get a dessert, harley. >> you get a dessert. someone got in here. cheesecake factory, pumpkin pie. >> some of us think it's delicious. we wanted to taste it. >> would you believe 22 cups of pumpkin puree, in 1 slice. it has less than half the
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calories. >> i love it. >> you need the crunch, too. the crust. >> it's really great. >> i love it. >> they do -- >> it is very good. no. okay. mm. >> this is good. very good. >> you can find the recipes for these low-cal treats on
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now maryland omost powerful doppler radar and -- most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most
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accurate by weatherate. we have a 50 spot in arnold and upper 40s from ellicott city to sparrows point. we have eastern shore warm air surging on the other side of the chesapeake with 55 in centerville. rain extreme lower portion of the eastern shore. this is south of cambridge heading on 50 through salisbury and bands of rain showers mainly in the north side. we have the heavier stuff up north of joshing and pennsylvania. while we watch the regional perspective we are considering this area of low pressure riding to the north and pulling in the tropical moisture and this will fill in a little more throughout the day. the air will stabilize a little bit and pumping up the warm moist air we could develop rumbles of thunder but it's the matter that we should probably have some steadier rains not the showers that burst for half- hour at a time. but hours on end of rain expected developing heading into the afternoon and we will deal with that boundary that tries to push through during the evening itself. overall we could expect rumble of thunder when the heavy stuff
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comes through. late afternoon and through the evening, tapering down overnight a dry day tomorrow and neck round of rain thursday night through early friday morning. that's a 3 a.m. time stamp so by daybreak that next push could be gone. and then we start taking down the temperatures, and then we could have one final wave riding up the coast and that storm on christmas day could have snow with it. 60 today. we will push that warm temperature. late in the afternoon to the evening. and when the heaviest of the rain should occur and it will likely be be rumble of thunder that tapered down overnight and look for 48. temperatures back to knee 60 tomorrow pushing into the 50s on friday. again that rain ends in the morning. and saturday ravens game dry look for the chance of snow on christmas.
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